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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

Ensemble Performs Virtually

Ryan Williams, who is pursuing a doctorate in music composition, teamed up with a School of Music alumnus to give high school and colleagiate band students a chance to perform together during the pandemic.

UofSC Chemists Look to Future of Materials Science

Laura Murdock likes the thrill of creative chemistry ― making new materials that could, in turn, make a difference in the world. After finishing her undergraduate degree in chemistry at South Carolina, she came back to earn a Ph.D. and do research in synthetic chemistry.

Alumnus Selected for American Association of State Colleges and Universities 2020 Emerging Leaders Program

Shaun Owens, an assistant professor in the College of Social Work and an alumnus of the Arnold School's Ph.D. in HPEB program, will complete a project on UofSC's efforts to impact on statewide economic development and innovation.

2020-2021 Graduate Civic Scholars Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that thirteen students have been chosen as 2020-2021 Graduate Civic Scholars.

Students, Alumni Named NSF Research Scholars

Seven UofSC students and alumni have been named 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship scholars, and four have received Honorable Mentions.

MFA Exhibitions Go Online to Build Empathy, Spark Imagination

Three students exhibit their MFA thesis works online, fostering the opportunity to build empathy and spark the imaginations of viewers around the world.

UofSC Students Receive Seed Funding to Test Ideas Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis

The McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at UofSC, in partnership with the Faber Entrepreneurship Center and South Carolina Research Authority, jointly announced nine student winners of the UofSC COVID-19 Ideas Challenge.

Tracking Coronavirus Genome

Biological sciences professor Bert Ely and doctoral student Taylor Carter write for The Conversation on how the coronavirus's genetic sequence provides insight into where the virus has been.

Graduate Students: Message from the Dean

April 28, 2020 message from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.

Students Research Sand Dunes, Salt Marshes, and Climate Change

Four graduate students at the University of South Carolina are starting research with their sights set on healthier waters, more stable sand dunes, and a stronger food chain.

Virtual Learning: Faculty Recording Engineer Creates Connections in the Classroom and on the Stage

The normal routine of Jeff Francis in the School of Music changed when the university closed in March, but his master's in educational technology has helped him weather the transition to virtual learning successfully.

Bridge Humanities Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Program

The Bridge Humanities Corps (BHC), now in its fifth year, will continue in revised form during the 2020-21 academic year.

UofSC's First African American Full Professor Continues to Drive Change

Dr. John McFadden is the first African American full professor at the University of South Carolina and the Director of the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program. Dr. McFadden currently teaches in the department of neuropsychiatry and behavioral sciences at UofSC's School of Medicine.

Graduate Students: Memo from the Dean

April 2, 2020 memo from Dean Cheryl L. Addy

Engineering Students Lead Effort to Create Protective Face Shields

University of South Carolina engineering students and faculty work to create personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19.

Graduate Students: Memo from the Dean

March 26, 2020 Memo from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.

Graduate Students: Letter from the Dean

March 20, 2020 letter from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.

UofSC Continues to Climb In Graduate Rankings

The University of South Carolina continues to shine with 54 unique nationally ranked graduate programs -- nine in the top 25 -- in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools list released Tuesday (March 17).

Additional Guidance for Graduate Students During Coronavirus Mitigation

Additional guidance and information for graduate students.

Social Work Alumni, Faculty Improving Lives in South Carolina and Beyond

The College of Social Work is celebrating 50 years of improving the lives of people in South Carolina and beyond. Two alumni and a faculty member are among the many who are continuing that work.

Alumna Wins Early Career Award

Yu-Hsiu Lin, '15 Ph.D. health services policy and management, will study post-traumatic stress disorder, social vulnerability and dementia among earthquake survivors with a Young Scholar Fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology.

Turning Connections Into a Career

Ja'Qor "Jay" Goodwin turned his master of mass communication degree to work as the strategist and voice team leader for Nebo in Atlanta. He says every connection he's made in the marketing and advertising agency world was sparked by the people and experiences in UofSC's MMC program.

Art Education Graduate Student Wins Teacher of the Year

Kristen [Layton] teaches art full-time in an elementary school in North Carolina, and commutes to Columbia to take graduate classes every week.

Physician Uses Online Master's Degree to Provide Better Care, Reduce Inequities

Keerthana Kumar became interested in public health while she was studying to become a physician. Kumar completed an online master of public health in health promotion, education and behavior in December and plans to use her knowledge to provide better health care and reduce inequities.

Fields Soars On and Off the Track

Jordan Fields doesn't back down from challenges, on or off the track. South Carolina's high jumper not only wants to take top honors at nationals this season, but she also has her sights set on earning her pharmacy doctorate.


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